Dr ALEXANDRA LEWIS

Dr ALEXANDRA LEWIS
BA(Hons) (Sydney), PhD (Cambridge)

Lecturer

Overview
Dr ALEXANDRA LEWIS
Dr ALEXANDRA LEWIS

Contact Details

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The University of Aberdeen Office: F12 Old Brewery

Postal Address:
Department of English
School of Language and Literature
University of Aberdeen
King's College
Aberdeen
Scotland, UK
AB24 3UB

Re-Imagining the Brontës

http://ies.sas.ac.uk/events/conferences/2011/Brontes/index.htm

Biography

Alexandra Lewis joined the department in 2011, having previously taught at the University of Cambridge, the University of Warwick and Goldsmiths, University of London. Alexandra took her PhD in English Literature at the University of Cambridge, where she held a Cambridge Commonwealth Trust award and Trinity College research scholarship. She was University Medallist at the University of Sydney, where she completed her BA(Hons). Prior to joining the University of Aberdeen, Alexandra held a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the University of Warwick and a Visiting Research Fellowship at the Institute of English Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London.

Alexandra is currently completing a book entitled Thorns in the Victorian Spirit: Trauma and the Unquiet Mind from the Brontës to George Eliot, and working on a second, Re-membering Mnemosyne: Cultural Understandings of Memory, Affect and the Novel, 1792-1910. She has published articles and reviews in Times Literary Supplement, Women: A Cultural Review, Journal of African Literature and Culture, British Association for Victorian Studies Newsletter, North American Victorian Studies Association Newsletter, eSharp and antiTHESIS, and has chapters in three edited volumes, Telling Children’s Stories: Narrative Theory and Children’s Literature, ed. Michael Cadden (Frontiers of Narrative Series, University of Nebraska Press, 2011), Acts of Memory: The Victorians and Beyond, ed. Ryan Barnett and Serena Trowbridge (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2010) and The Brontës in Context, ed. Marianne Thormählen (Cambridge University Press, in press).

Research

Research Interests

  • Victorian literature and culture
  • Literature and science 1800 to the present; the history of medicine and psychology
  • The Brontës and George Eliot
  • Trauma narratives, nineteenth century to the present
  • Memory studies
  • Twentieth- and twenty-first-century responses to Victorian culture
  • Australian literature
  • Creative writing
  • Twentieth-century women’s writing and life writing
  • Travel writing
  • Fin-de-siècle Britain
Teaching

Teaching Responsibilities

Level 3 Honours:

EL30HH American Literature to 1900

EL35PN Victorianism: Literature, Art and Society

 

Level 4 Honours:

EL43HS Fin-de-Siècle Literature and Psychology: Self, City and Empire (convenor)

EL48HC Neo-Victorian Transformations (convenor)

 

MLitt:

EL5079 The Victorian Novel and its Legacy: The Art of Realism

EL5576 Contemporary Women’s Fiction

Further Info

External Responsibilities

  • Editor of the British Association for Victorian Studies Newsletter
  • Executive committee member, British Association for Victorian Studies
  • Organiser, ‘Re-Imagining the Brontës’ Conference, London (supported by the Institute of Advanced Study, University of Warwick in conjunction with the Institute of English Studies, University of London), November 2011

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